Don’t Call It a Comeback, They’ve Been Here for Years
I missed this at the end of last week: Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Penn.), whose multi-week effort against Eric Holder ended with a sort of whimper, is asking the president to renominate some Bush judicial picks.
I write to respectfully suggest that, as a sign of bipartisanship, you renominate some of President George W. Bush’s circuit court nominees who were not confirmed prior to the adjournment of the 110th Congress. To do so would echo the bipartisanship President Bush demonstrated when he renominated one of President Clinton’s judicial nominees, Judge Roger Gregory, to a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
He names three Bush picks, all of whom surely would be getting a closer look if Specter’s bipartisanship went both ways. If, say, he wasn’t part of the GOP bloc against the stimulus.